February Teen Court sets next session for Tuesday

SOUTHPORT– The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be next Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Brunswick County courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention […]

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Going fishing? Recreational flounder limits are about to change in North Carolina


COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA — Now that the weather is warming up, anglers out there are getting the itch to fish. Flounder can be fished throughout the Cape Fear Region, but anglers should know that fishing regulations for Flounder along North Carolina’s coast have changed. According to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, the recreational […]

‘The Long March Home’, life of the post Civil War soldier to be discussed at next Civil War Round Table meeting

CASWELL BEACH — The demobilization of both armies during the first few months following Appomattox revealed many of the problems that Civil War veterans would face during the post war years. They drank, engaged in violence, and some chose to hold on to their weapons — all of which posed a threat to civilian authorities […]

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Family of 13-year-old killed in Shallotte wreck: ‘We want him to be remembered as a child that had a big heart’

“Sometimes I cry myself to sleep at night because I miss him so much. I will always love my brother and he will always be in my heart.” -- Hannah-Ruth Smith

Family and friends of Caleb Smith release balloons outside the courthouse following a plea in his death. Photo by Christina Haley.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Thirteen year-old Caleb Smith played many roles in his young life: son, grandson, brother, best friend and a means of support, love, faith and forgiveness for many that knew him. It was his care for others, and his big heart, which led to the situation that took his life a year ago, […]

Learn to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food with ‘Cook Smart, Eat Smart’ classes in Cedar Grove

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CEDAR GROVE — Have you been wanting to learn how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food for you and your family within your food budget? The “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” cooking class will be taught at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church starting Feb. 21 and is open to the public. More from Local Shout: Strut […]

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Ocean Isle Beach teen takes plea for wreck that killed 13-year-old boy

Devin Keither Harris

BRUNSWICK COUNTY —  A Brunswick County teen charged in connection with a Shallotte wreck that killed a 13-year-old Caleb Smith has pleaded guilty in the case. Devin Keither Harris, 19, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and interfering with an electronic monitoring device in connection with the […]

Supply man pleads guilty to killing 21-year-old woman in April 2014

William Calvin Steward

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Supply man will serve at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins in April 2014. William Calvin Steward, 38, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court before Judge James Gregory Bell. Along with the murder plea, […]

Giving students a second chance via second hand sales

"I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the quality they find here."

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LELAND – Despite years of modest success, the Communities in Schools thrift stores are still facing a major hurdle: many people have some serious negative preconceptions about discount and second-hand stores. The thrift stores fund Communities in Schools (CIS) efforts to provide counseling, tutoring and mentoring as part of its partnership with Brunswick County schools. The […]

Give blood in March in celebration of ‘Red Cross Month’

WILMINGTON — March is Red Cross month, and you can join in on the American Red Cross life-saving mission by giving blood. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and who bring hope to people facing emergencies, according to a press release from […]

Catch the sights and sounds from the 152nd anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson (video)

Reenactors ready cannons for fire. Photos by Christina Haley.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — There’s still one more day to catch the sights and booming sounds of the “Plunging Shot and Screaming Shell” – The 152nd Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, located at 8884 St. Phillips Road SE in Winnabow, is hosting the event for one more day […]